Game Reviews

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Game Review: Toy Story 3

It is hard to believe that it has been fifteen years since the first Toy Story was shown in cinemas across the world. Another aspect of fifteen years ago is the fact that license games hadn’t completely become a dirty word, particularly with Disney games of classic films for the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega … Continue reading

Retro Game Review: Dynamite Headdy

…is this an explosive adventure, or has it lost its head? Continue reading

Game Review: Silent Hill: Downpour

Developer: Valtra Games Publisher: Konami Year: 2012 Genre: Survival horror Formats: PS3(tested), Xbox360 Players: 1 Silent Hill series ® & © Konami Review copy was provided by Konami The Silent Hill series was one of the keystones of the survival horror genre, alongside staples like Resident Evil and Parasite Eve, turning the original Playstation into … Continue reading

Game Review: Lord of Arcana

Developer: Access Games Publisher: Square Enix Year: 2011 Genre: Adventure, Role-playing Format: PSP Players: 1 (up to 4 via ad hoc) Review copy and screenshots were provided by Square Enix I’ve never really played a Monster Hunter much before; it just never held any appeal to me, hours of grinding to make only a little … Continue reading

Retro Game Review: Super Metroid

Developer: Intelligent Systems, Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Year: 1994, 2007 (Wii), 2013 (Wii-U) Genre: Action-Adventure, Platform Formats: SNES, Virtual Console (tested*) Players: 1 Metroid Series ® & © Nintendo The Last Metroid is in Captivity… The galaxy is at peace… Rare is a game that can potentially give you the creeps and feelings of dread before … Continue reading

Game Review: Metroid: Other M

Developer/Publisher – Team Ninja / Nintendo Year – 2010 Genre – Action-Adventure Formats – Wii Players – 1 Metroid Series ® & © Nintendo Review copy and Screenshots were courtesy of Nintendo For one of Nintendo’s key characters, Samus Aran has been in fewer games than you would think when compared to her contemporaries like … Continue reading

Game Review: SSX (2012)

Developer/Publisher – EA Canada / EA Sports Year – 2012 Genre – Sports – Snowboarding Formats – PS3(tested), Xbox 360 Players – 1 SSX © EA Sports Review copy was courtesy of EA Sports Five years have passed since gamers had a chance to board downhill with team SSX (Snowboard Supercross), but now they’re back … Continue reading

Game Review: Rayman Origins

Developer/Publisher – Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft Year – 2011 Genre – Platformer Formats – 3DS, PC, PSV, PS3(tested), Xbox 360, Wii Players – 1-4 Rayman Origins © Ubisoft Review copy was courtesy of Ubisoft Rayman had been missing in action for a while now, with Ubisoft instead sending a seemingly never-ending wave of their rabbit-like rabbids in … Continue reading

Game Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Developer/Publisher – Ignition Tokyo/ Ignition Games Year – 2011 Genre – Action Formats – PS3, Xbox 360 (tested) Players – 1 Ignition Games © Larian Studios Review copy was courtesy of Ignition Games In the UK, Ignition Games has kind of become the company that releases those compilation packs of SNK games like the King … Continue reading

Game Review: Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

Developer/Publisher – Larian Studios/ Focus Home Entertainment Year – 2010 Genre – Action-RPG Formats – PC, Xbox 360 (tested) Players – 1 Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga © Larian Studios Review copy was courtesy of Focus Home Entertainment Western created RPGs are enjoying something of a renascence of late, with the Mass Effects and … Continue reading

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